LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Miami Heat moved back atop the Eastern Conference standings by running past the Indiana Pacers 98-86 on Friday night.
The winner of tonight’s Heat Pacers game will be atop the East and in position to host Game 7 of conference finals.
For the last six weeks, Indiana and Miami haven’t exactly looked like NBA title contenders.
As the Miami Heat appear to be close to hitting their playoff stride, the Heat’s top competition in the Eastern Conference appears to be collapsing under the pressure of trying to knock off the Heat.
The Miami Heat made it somewhere Monday night the team hasn’t been since the beginning of the season, first place in the Eastern Conference.
Despite posting just a 9-8 record in the month of March, Miami has a chance to do something not many thought was possible a few weeks ago, move into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Paul George scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert had 21, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit for an 84-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
The Miami Heat can pull even in the loss column with the Indiana Pacers this year if LeBron and company can go into Bankers Life Fieldhouse Wednesday night and knock off Indiana at home. But that’s a lot easier said than done.
Heat forward Chris Bosh has a confession: Games at this time of year simply mean more to him than games in December.
After losing again over the weekend, the questions surrounding the Miami Heat ahead of the playoffs are growing as the team tries to stop a streak of seven losses in the last 11 games.